The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Technician
Rank 627 612 578
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 19 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.047% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.050% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Median daily rate £110 £170 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £111 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £300 £199
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £115 £175
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 16
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -16.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.81 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £16.25 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Technician in the job title.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 15 £110 -52.17% 4
West Midlands -28 5 £110 - 1
London -5 4 £135 -42.55%
South West +4 3 - -
Staffordshire +2 2 £110 -
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £115 - 2
Wales - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £115 -
City of London +36 1 - -
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
North West -10 1 - -
Scotland -17 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £110 - 1
Solihull - 1 £110 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £140 -
Peterborough - 1 £90 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Dalkeith - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £110 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Desktop Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) MS Office
5 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Dell
8 3 (10.71%) Wireless
8 3 (10.71%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (10.71%) MCSA
8 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) SCCM
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.14%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) SAS
9 2 (7.14%) Apple
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
10 1 (3.57%) Legal
10 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
10 1 (3.57%) Service Management
10 1 (3.57%) Security Management
10 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
10 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.57%) VoIP

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Logistics
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Security Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSA
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.57%) VMware